Tourist behaviour has often been a bone of contention for local residents around the world. Such was the case in the Northwest Territories recently, when five kayakers went over Alexandra Falls. The stunt was not only dangerous and costly, with two of the kayakers getting hurt and having to be rescued, but it also disrespected sacred land, say the traditional Dene land users.
The University of Waterloo has once again clinched top spot in Canada in the hospitality and tourism management subject rankings compiled by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai) subject rankings (Shanghai). The Department held the same spot last year and remained at number 23 in the world for the second year in a row.
Bryan Grimwood and co-investigators (including Lori Campbell and Lisbeth Berbary at UWaterloo), have secured a $278,000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight grant for a project called Unsettling Tourism: Settler Stories, Indigenous Lands, and Awakening an Ethics of Reconciliation.
Katie Misener’s research was recently featured by the Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC). This national organization is committed to empowering sport organizations and individuals to improve the Canadian sport system by sharing credible and evidence-based knowledge. The article also offers practitioners with a link to an animated video summarizing the rationale and implications for community sport organizations engaging in socially responsible initiatives.
The role of government is a critical topic when we think about leisure and community. Rec 641 (Leisure and Community) recently invited Catherine Fife – MPP in Kitchener-Waterloo for a visit to discuss government priorities related to our community.
The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is proud to celebrate our student successes all across campus! As the Winter 2018 term comes to an end, Athletics celebrated students who have made an incredible impact on the day to day operations of Warrior Athletics and Recreation at the Warriors Student Leadership Reception. Four REC undergrad students were recognized for their significant contributions:
The University of Waterloo continues to be one of the best schools in Canada and in the world for subjects related to hospitality and leisure management, according to new rankings released yesterday.
The rankings, published by the UK firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), place Waterloo first in Canada for the second consecutive year that the subject area has been assessed, and within the top 20 in the world for Hospitality and Leisure Management.
Therapeutic Recreation is highlighted the week of February 5-9, 2018 in the AHS atrium as part of Therapeutic Recreation Awareness Month. Learn about TR, contribute to "What's your leisure?", receive a free wellness bag on Monday. Tuesday's focus is social wellness with conversation cards and "joke of the day". Wednesday highlights mental health and wellness with art activities and word puzzles. Thursday brings physical wellness activities with jumbo Connect 4 and Jenga games.